Life in Ancient Egypt (Classic Reprint)

Life in Ancient Egypt (Classic Reprint)

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by Adolf Erman
     
 

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The need of a popular work on the manners and customs of Ancient Egypt has long been felt by the English public. Herr Erman supplied this need in Germany by the publication of his Aegypten, but no English scholar has attempted to fill this gap in Egyptian literature since the time of Wilkinson.

In the light of modern discoveries

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Excerpt from Life in Ancient Egypt

The need of a popular work on the manners and customs of Ancient Egypt has long been felt by the English public. Herr Erman supplied this need in Germany by the publication of his Aegypten, but no English scholar has attempted to fill this gap in Egyptian literature since the time of Wilkinson.

In the light of modern discoveries Wilkinson's valuable book, as far as the letterpress is concerned, has now long become obsolete; the illustrations on the other hand will always remain a mine of wealth to every writer on this subject. In the present work, for instance, the low price of the German edition forbade the introduction of many original drawings, and Herr Erman, who chose the illustrations specially to amplify and explain the text, found that the three works most useful to him for this purpose were the Manners and Customs, by Wilkinson, the Denkmäler, by Lepsius, and L'Histoire de l'Art, by Perrot-Chipiez.

With regard to the text, finding little to help him in the work of previous scholars, Herr Erman for several years devoted all the time he could spare from his official duties to original research on the subject. The two works he mentions as having been of special service to him are Lepsius' Denkmaler and The London Select Papyri; in fact he would almost regard the present work as a commentary on those great publications. A list of quotations from these works is given at the end of this edition.

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ISBN-13:
9781330256121
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
05/26/2015
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

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Life in Ancient Egypt 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Difficult and frustrating read due to many undeciferable symbols
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives little in the way of new knowledge of Anicent Egypt and does not seem to include any of the recent Ancient Egyptian discoveries. Nor does this book give any insightful analysis of the brilliance that was the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. On top of this, the book seemes to have been hastily scanned with minimal editing or proof reading and has countless unintellible words that seemed to be as difficult to decipher as the hieroglyphs without the Rosetta Stone!
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